ArtPrize’s top winners: Where are they now?

The winning entries from ArtPrize 2009-2014. Clockwise, left to right: "Intersections," "Crucifixion," "Cavalry, American Officers, 1921," "Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore," "Elephants" and "Open Water No. 24."
The winning entries from ArtPrize 2009-2014. Clockwise, left to right: "Intersections," "Crucifixion," "Cavalry, American Officers, 1921," "Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore," "Elephants" and "Open Water No. 24."


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD)— Head off the beaten path during this year’s ArtPrize and you can see the crown jewels of the competition.

Several of the grand prize-winning entries are still on display in Grand Rapids.

ArtPrize owns five of the six pieces.

#1: “Open Water No. 24” by Ran Ortner
This three-panel oil painting went to an unnamed buyer in 2010 before finding its way back to Grand Rapids.

Ran Ortner's "Open Water No. 24" won the inaugural ArtPrize in 2009. (Photo credit: ArtPrize)
Ran Ortner’s “Open Water No. 24” won the inaugural ArtPrize in 2009. (Photo credit: ArtPrize)

Currently on display: Reserve Wine & Food


Business hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday, 11:30 a.m.- 12 a.m.; Saturday 2 p.m. – 12 a.m.; closed Sunday
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#2: “Cavalry, American Officers, 1921” by Chris LaPorte
This seven-panel drawing took 800 hours and 80 pencils to complete.

"Cavalry, American Officers, 1921" won the grand prize during ArtPrize 2010. (Photo credit: ArtPrize)
“Cavalry, American Officers, 1921” won the grand prize during ArtPrize 2010. (Photo credit: ArtPrize)

Currently on display: Aquinas College’s Hauenstein Library


Viewing hours: Daily during normal library hours
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#3: “Crucifixion” by Mia Tavonatti
It took 2,500 hours to create this 425-pound stained glass mosaic.

"Crucifixion" won the grand prize during ArtPrize 2011. (Photo credit: ArtPrize)
“Crucifixion” won the grand prize during ArtPrize 2011. (Photo credit: ArtPrize)

Currently on display: Cornerstone University’s Theological Seminary Building.


Viewing hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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#4: “Elephants” by Adonna Khare
The artist constantly added to this 36-foot piece during ArtPrize 2012.

"Elephants" by Adonna Khare won ArtPrize in 2012. (Photo credit: ArtPrize)
“Elephants” by Adonna Khare won ArtPrize in 2012. (Photo credit: ArtPrize)

Currently in storage at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.


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#5: “Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore” by Ann Loveless
This landscape art quilt marked the artist’s third attempt at winning ArtPrize.

ArtPrize 2013 winner "Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore" by Ann Loveless of Frankfort, Mich. (file photo)
ArtPrize 2013 winner “Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore” by Ann Loveless of Frankfort, Mich. (file photo)

Currently in storage at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (see map above).
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#6: “Intersections” by Anila Quayyum Agha
The 6.5′ laser cut cube raked in $300,000- the largest award given to a one artist during a single year of ArtPrize.

2014 ArtPrize winner 'Intersections' displayed on the third floor of the Grand Rapids Art Museum. (Oct. 28, 2014)
2014 ArtPrize winner ‘Intersections’ displayed on the third floor of the Grand Rapids Art Museum. (Oct. 28, 2014)

Currently on display: Moving from the Dallas Museum of Art to Rice University in Houston, where it will be on view Sept. 24 through Dec. 6.  A steel version of “Intersections” will be on display at the ArtPrize HUB in Grand Rapids during ArtPrize Seven.

Viewing hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. UTC
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